January 6, 2015 2:58 pm

Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down


NAB’s Internet and Phone services have caught the ire of customers as it went offline Tuesday morning, as majority of their customers were welcomed into the New Year with the message: "NAB internet banking is currently unavailable". A spokesman for the bank said that services are coming back online, with several customers airing out their frustration on the NAB Facebook page. In 2012, NAB’s internet banking site also crashed, causing customers to not have access to their online services for 3 hours. Read more about this on the Age website. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

October 7, 2014 1:02 pm

Australia’s Smartphone Addiction


Telstra recently conducted the 2014 Smartphone and Tablet Index that found out that three quarters of the population currently own a device, doubling the number in just four years. Baby boomers are contributing most to the increase as the number of users increased from 16% to 57% since 2013 – a clear sign that smartphone usage has become part of their everyday lives. 84% of users take their devices wherever they go, and 71% admit to never turning it off. Mobile devices have become so important that it is often used as the primary medium for viewing content, media and [...]

Australia’s Smartphone Addiction2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

September 5, 2014 4:46 pm

JP Morgan Bank Data Routed to Russia


A global network of computers used to acquire bank data from JP Morgan was found to be rerouting the information to a Russian city, according to investigators. Recent proliferation of cybercriminals have alerted investigations from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency in the wake of the JP Morgan attacks, and the recent Apple account hacks that targeted celebrities  - showing how sophisticated attacks can be hard to pursue. The recent cyberattacks have shown flaws in online data security, and companies are scrambling to stay ahead of the threats. Despite the data trace on the JP [...]

JP Morgan Bank Data Routed to Russia2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

August 21, 2014 2:03 pm

Where It All Began: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Celebrities, sports stars, politicians and even the average Joe have all chimed in on the new internet trend to promote awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by dumping ice water on one’s head or donating to the ALS Association, fondly called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Whether people are doing this for publicity or to really raise awareness for the disease, this initiative has so far raised more than US $22.9 million. Let’s look back at where it all started.  

Where It All Began: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge2015-11-13T12:01:34+10:00

May 26, 2014 3:10 pm

Australia’s Top Selling Small SUV Recalled – Again


The Hyundai ix35 built from January 2011 to December 2013 has been recalled by the manufacturer due to airbag safety issues. 32,525 ix35’s have been equipped with an incorrectly tightened bolt that can cause misalignments in the airbag module, affecting its deployment and functionality of the horn. As of this time no incidents have been reported in Australia but a rattling sound in the steering wheel may be noticed for affected units. The latest incident is part of the latest recall involving over 137,500 units from Hyundai. In January, the South Korean car maker has also been involved in a [...]

Australia’s Top Selling Small SUV Recalled – Again2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

Google Topples Apple as World’s Top Brand


Search engine and technology titan Google has toppled rival Apple as best in the world in terms of brand value. Google’s value surged by 40% in just a year to $US158.84 billion, while Apple’s brand value has plummeted by 20% to $US147.88 billion, according to the latest 100 Top BrandZ report from Millward Brown. Recent innovations from Google has been the key factor, with Google’s Glass and other partnerships making a good impression to customers that it is more than just an internet search company, but rather a forerunner in the technology industry. Google has recently invested in several companies [...]

Google Topples Apple as World’s Top Brand2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty, Slapped with $2.81 Billion Fine


Credit Suisse has entered a guilty plea to tax evasion, the first time for a major bank in 20 years for assisting clients evade United States taxes. The $2.81 billion fine is the largest penalty slapped in any tax case in history. The United States Deputy Attorney General has investigated Credit Suisse’s use of illegal offshore bank accounts to purposely avoid taxes and for assisting US citizens file fraudulent income tax returns. The United States has been hit with heavy criticism for being unable to persecute major banks that eventually caused the 2008 financial crash. This case is the first [...]

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty, Slapped with $2.81 Billion Fine2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

Remembering Paul Ramsay


Paul Ramsay was known as the founder of Ramsay Health Care as well as the first private psychiatric hospital in Sydney. Today, his company employs over 30,000 people and admits around 1.4 million patients across five countries: Australia, England, France, Indonesia and Malaysia. Mr. Ramsay is also known for his philanthropy, serving as chairman for Ramsay Youth Services and became an officer for the Order of Australia in 2002. In support for the Kevin Spacey Foundation, he donated $300,000 in 2011. Because of his business that has been in existence for 50 years, Mr. Ramsay was the 13th richest person [...]

Remembering Paul Ramsay2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

April 25, 2014 2:07 pm

Remembering The Honorable Men and Women of Australia and New Zealand


Anzac Day is a national day of commemorating those who served and died in all wars and conflicts involving the nation. This event is held every 25th of April and serves as a national day of remembrance to honor the members of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who valiantly fought at Gallipoli during World War I. As part of the memorial services, a dawn service is held every year to honor those who served. Back in the day the services were restricted to veterans, but recently family members and other well-wishers were allowed to participate, drawing large crowds. [...]

Remembering The Honorable Men and Women of Australia and New Zealand2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

Uber Under Fire For Their Low Cost Taxi Service


Uber is an American transportation company that uses a mobile app to connect passengers with drivers using their for hire or ridesharing services. Initially, Uber offered luxury cars for their services and eventually started offering a wide variety of vehicles to use their services. A worldwide service, Uber was introduced to the Sydney market and is under scrutiny from the NSW Taxi Council. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services have requested a meeting with Uber to clarify how the NSW Passenger Transport Act applies to their service. With the recent introduction of their ridesharing service, drivers can transport passengers around [...]

Uber Under Fire For Their Low Cost Taxi Service2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00
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